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Beaufort welcomes Elizabeth Locke and John Staelin

By Lanier Laney
After many years as a dark and vacant building, the historic home on The Point called “the Castle” was recently bought by two fun and accomplished Virginians, news that has thrilled many Beaufortonians.
Says Elizabeth Locke, “John and I are terrifically excited about spending time in Beaufort. My heart quite literally

John Staelin & Elizabeth Locke.

skipped a beat when I first saw the Castle. It was just love at first sight. And I feel the same way about Beaufort — how can you not want to live in a town where the trees have right of way over the asphalt? The people we have met have been very welcoming and we look forward to the time we will be spending at the Castle.”
A Virginia native, Elizabeth is quite a renowned designer. After getting a degree in Italian Literature from Duke and the University of Florence, she started an accessories business in Italy and later worked as a contributing editor for Town and Country Magazine for six years. She started her own design business in Virginia in 1988 to much acclaim and now all the ladies know Elizabeth’s work.
Welcome to Beaufort, Elizabeth Locke and John Staelin!

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